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Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

08 January 2018

It's been years since New Orleans has had the diverse attack it brings into Sunday's NFC wild-card game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the Carolina Panthers.

On the Panthers side of the ball it is clear that the offense runs though quarterback Cam Newton who not only quarterbacked the team but also ran for 754 yards and six touchdowns. He could have easily been the goat had the Panthers taken advantage of his questionable decision, but in the end his defense prevailed, and the Saints are going on.

When Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore finished reviewing game video of the latest performance by New Orleans' defense, he came away unimpressed, but not discouraged. So he made a decision to whip out the broom in the locker room as his team celebrate the season sweep of their division rivals.

We'll take a look a three important statistics below for Sunday's games in addition to providing spreads and over/under totals (via OddsShark) and picks. "I know the team's ins and outs".

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Conversely, for Carolina to prevail, Newton likely will have to put his team on his back as he did during his team's Super Bowl season in 2015 when he earned league-MVP honors.

"There's familiarity", said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in the 31-21 win and was 22 of 29 for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-13 win. "We're good. We're going to get up for this game for sure". The Saints defeated the St. Louis Rams, 31-28, on December 30, 2000, in the dome for their first-ever playoff win after splitting during the regular season. Accumulating 60 yards and two rushing scores, his 97 yards were just a third of the ground production achieved by the Saints against Carolina. The Saints relentlessly pressured Newton, sacking him four times. Which team will prevail with a lot more on the line?

"Being with my family, and with friends, and with guys that played for my grandfather, and just listening to their stories again, just reemphasizing to me what a great man he was, and what a wise man he was, and just a true American hero", Brees said.

Fellow running back Mark Ingram, wide receivers Ted Ginn, Tommylee Lewis and former Saints turned Cardinals back Adrian Peterson also created trouble, gaining 203 additional yards.

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Moving the football down the field was not a problem for the Panthers Sunday, at least not until they got near the red zone.

"You're talking about one of the better tight ends in the game".

New Orleans could get starting left tackle Terron Armstead back from a thigh injury that kept him out of last week's 31-24 loss at Tampa Bay.

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Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions